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More than 500 Dead Penguins Wash Up on Brazil Beaches

In the past week more than 500 penguins have washed up on the southern shores of Brazil, all appeared well-nourished and uninjured. Marine experts from the country are investigating the cause of death, but don’t expect to know anything until 30 days from now. continue reading »

Organ Trafficking in Latin America Growing Problem with Little Solutions

At a meeting last month, a group of judicial officials from Central America and the Dominican Republic agreed to a minimum sentence for any individual involved in the increasingly common crime of organ trafficking. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Argentina on Your 196th Year of Independence

Today, all of Argentina is celebrating and rejoicing its 196-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the region with disease. continue reading »

1.2 Tons of Ingredients Used to Cook Up Biggest Chop Suey in Costa Rica

A team of 23 cooks in Costa Rica prepared what they described as the "biggest chop suey in the Americas," aiming to feed some 10,000 people, organizers said. continue reading »

Raul Castro Visiting China Seeking Support for Cuba’s Economic Reforms

Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this capital Wednesday for his first official visit to China as head of state, a trip on which he will meet with the present and future leaders of the Asian giant to seek support for the communist island's economic reform process. continue reading »

Does Easter Island Hold Keys to Solving Alzheimer?

Researchers are wondering if Easter Island holds the keys to solving the mysteries of Alzheimer’s due in great part to the ‘rapamycin’ bacteria found there. continue reading »

Archeaological Riches Dating Back from 600 to 1000 AD Found in Peru

A sundial, ancient relics and an underground tunnel believed to be from the Wari civilization of Peru has been discovered in the Ayacucho region of the country. continue reading »

Photojournalist Who was Eyewitness to Police Crimes Assasinated in Ecuador

Two assailants fatally shot an Ecuadorian photojournalist who witnessed a theft in which police are the main suspects, Extra newspaper said Monday. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Rise by 7.8 Percent in May to $2.34 Billion

Remittances from Mexicans living abroad climbed 7.8 percent in May compared with the same month in 2011, the central bank said Monday. continue reading »

Japan Donates $9 Million to Costa Rica to Help Preserve their National Parks

The Costa Rican government has announced that Japan has donated $9 million to help preserve the countries national parks and wild-life areas. continue reading »

AP Intern, Armando Montano, Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances in Mexico City

Associated Press is mourning the sudden and tragic death of one of its interns, Armando Montano, in Mexico City whose body was found in an elevator shaft. The cause of death is not currently known. continue reading »

PRI Candidate Enrique Peña Nieto Declared Mexico’s New President

Enrique Peña Nieto claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election and vowed to work for reconciliation and national unity while crafting a "modern and responsible" presidency. continue reading »

Major Carjacking Operation Taken Down in Puerto Rico, 17 Arrested

On June 27, 2012, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned multiple indictments against 17 defendants charged with carjacking and firearms offenses. continue reading »

Cuban Cigars Popular in China

China has become the world’s third largest market for Cuban cigars after Spain and France. continue reading »

Mexican President Calderon Signs Decree to Protect Human Right Workers and Journalists

Mexican President Felipe Calderón in one of his last acts in office issued decrees to protect ‘Human Rights Defenders’ and Journalists continue reading »

Housing Boom in Ecuador for $530 Priced Houses

Although in Ecuador’s coastal city of Guayaquil many of the 2 million people live below the poverty line, Hogar de Cristo, a Catholic social services organization has created a housing boom by offering homes for $530.00. continue reading »

No Cuchi-Cuchi! Withholding Sex to Get the Vote in Mexican Presidential Politics

In an effort to empower women while also improve her own chances for a political victory in Mexico’s upcoming election, presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, shocked her audience by suggesting women use their own powers in the bedroom to get their husbands out to vote. continue reading »

Brazil Leading the Way in Rio+20 Sustainable Development Negotiations

Expectations to produce a strong outcome document at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) are still high, a senior UN official said today. continue reading »

Horrific Murder-Suicide in Guatemala of 15-Year-Old Teen Mom and Her Baby

A 15-year-old girl poisoned her 4-month-old baby with an agricultural chemical and then killed herself by ingesting the same substance over the weekend in Guatemala, police said. continue reading »

Major Colombian Narco Arrested on Suspicion of Committing 11 or More Murders

A regional boss of the Los Rastrojos drug gang was arrested in connection with the murders of 11 people in Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »